January’s podcast has finally landed! This month, listen to my conversation with Erica Bleznak, yogi, inspirational teacher and mama of three.
Erica is both serious and light about yoga as a path to liberation.
As we look at our reactions to the postures and take away layers, we get to see the truth of who we are. We talk about seeing our own reactions to the postures – and this may be the most important lesson yoga has to teach us.Leave a comment
“Our intention creates our reality.” -Wayne Dyer
I’m not big on resolutions. They have too much of a bad rep. Plus, I like my freedom.
What I am big on, however, is intentions.
Everyone who has made a positive change starts with an intention.
It is our vision for what we want. We need to know where we are going if we are ever going to get there… so, intention.
I had very little practical idea of what I was doing when I started taking my yoga, mindfulness and parenting ideas online. But I did have an intention: I wanted to help other mamas and create a business to support my family. Those were among my intentions for 2014.Leave a comment
I used to cry in the parking lot before going into my job as a high school art teacher. Life overwhelmed me. I was in serious need of grounding. I was on an emotional rollercoaster.
I was overwhelmed and I needed help. Reading about mindfulness inspired me at bedtime, but I couldn’t yet sit still to meditate.
It was familiar. All my life I’d dealt with anxiety and big emotional highs and lows. But I was an adult now. I had a job and an amazing partner.
Why wasn’t I happy and stable?Leave a comment
I can feel the difference this morning. I am more easily frustrated than usual. I’m seeing my daughter’s faults right away. I can feel the grumpy. And I’m probably not concealing it that well.
The kicker is.. my state is leading my children to be more irritable too. Bad states are contagious.
Do you have days like this too?Leave a comment
When I first became a mother, I resisted my in-laws version of Christmas. I judged it as being too much – too crazy, too many toys – just too much. I made a lot of judgements from my high horse.
I’m sharing this not because I think that it’s wrong for us to have had a vision of a simpler holiday.
What I regret is how much my managing and judging mind pulled me away from seeing the beauty that was there. I didn’t realize it, but it kept me from the true magic of the holidays.
When we resist the present moment, we aren’t fully there for the joy.Leave a comment